Valentia Slate is a classic, timeless and graceful material with which to remember a person or event. It is very well proven by time; VS inscriptions in harsh climatic conditions remain perfectly clear 150 years later and showing no sign of disimprovement. Instead the slate develops a very attractive patina that improves the character of the whole headstone without any negative effect on the inscription. Other materials, in contrast, may suffer from climatic degradation over a few decades to the point where the inscription is illegible.
Valentia Slate Memorials are classic, durable, require minimal maintenance and create unique statements. Please see a selection of our honed (smooth) and natural (rough) gravestones below. Please note that each piece is made to order, so if you have any ideas of your own, we would be only too happy to discuss these with you.
If you have seen a memorial or gravestone you like in another material, please feel free to email us a photo and we can provide you with a no obligation quote for completing the same stone in Valentia Slate.
We also provide self-standing plaque stones for adding names to a grave with an existing gravestone. Garden seats with engraving are popular for making a remembrance place if one doesn’t have a grave to visit, in the case of cremation, or just as a memento for a second home or favourite area. Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have.
Clients should also note that we work extensively with several monument specialists all over the country including locals Paudie Garvey and James Reilly. So if it is more convenient feel free to discuss your options with your local specialist and they can contact us on your behalf.